Wine (alt.food.wine) Devoted to the discussion of wine and wine-related topics. A place to read and comment about wines, wine and food matching, storage systems, wine paraphernalia, etc. In general, any topic related to wine is valid fodder for the group.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)   Report Post  
Old 17-03-2012, 09:36 PM posted to alt.food.wine
external usenet poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,554
Default TN: BioDy and Organic wines, plus 78 Poyferre and 03 TC Roussanne

Thursday was lemon sole meuniere, roasted kohlrabi, and roasted okra; wine was the 2003 Tablas Creek Roussanne. Creamy, a bit oily, honied fruit with melon notes. This isn't bad, but I'm just not a big fan of Rhone white varieties, I'm a tad bored. B-

Friday dinner was Keller's Bouchon chicken with roast vegetables and a salad, I opened a 1978 Leoville-Poyferre. A recent purchase, upon inspection I had noticed one depressed cork (and bottle was a bit lower fill that others, I'd say HS). Sure enough, cork was very very loose, when I started to use AhSo it started to slide in, I instead hooked with end of worm and pulled it out. But the wine was actually intact- a little ashtray with the cigarbox, but still some cassis fruit. Tannins are gone, acid remains, but not harsh. Tobacco, cedar, earth. Definitely not a powerful wine, but for my tastes a perfectly acceptable lighter styled claret (others might not like as much, I see that Parker gave it an 80 and a drinkup 30 years ago). If this is the bottle with iffy cork, I'm happy. I carried along to wine group where it held well for hours. B/B+

On to Marc's for our local non-serious wine group, theme was "Organic or Biodynamic, not necessarily certified": About 6 PM Marc had sent a note saying "hey, don't eat dinner, I made pulled pork" but my chicken was already in oven. I still managed to down some delicious pork, as well as some good cheeses. The wines (blind):

White- Fred had brought a starter. Round, honey/lemon cough drop, others liked but I thought short. My guess was Ugni Blanc. 2009 Marcillet Bourgogne Aligote. C+

Red #1 - we have had this before, the shape of bottle gave it away. Herby, ripe red fruit, a spicy edge. 2009 Mas de Gourgonnier (Baux de Provence). B

Red #2 - I wasn't guessing as it was mine, fresh and lightbodied for Bordeaux, Fred and Marc got Bordeaux pretty fast. In a nice place, sweet blackcurrent, smoke, lead pencil. 2002 Ch. Grolet "Tete de Cuvee" (Cotes du Bourg). B+

Red #3- grapey, jam and vanilla, very international, I thought maybe Rhone varieties, not even close. 2006 Viticcio "Lucius" Chianti Classico Riserva C+

Red #4- red fruit, garrique, that geranium thing that I get from Pineau d'Aunis and Loire gamay, but Fred says no, I eventually get closer with a CdR guess. 2006 La Selve (Ardeche) B

Red #5 - this time Fred guesses Loire Gamay, I say Loire Cab Franc on lighter side. Fresh red berries, earth, tobacco, just a hint of green pepper.
2009 Breton "Franc de Pied" Bourgueil. B+

Red #6 - some tough tannins, dark fruits, a bretty edge, some green, no clue re origin, I'm surprised when it's the (oops, missed vintage) Herve Souhaut Syrah (Ardeche). I've liked these more before. B/B-


Grade disclaimer: I'm a very easy grader, basically A is an excellent wine, B a good wine, C mediocre. Anything below C means I wouldn't drink at a party where it was only choice. Furthermore, I offer no promises of objectivity, accuracy, and certainly not of consistency.

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leoville Poyferre Bill S. Wine 2 13-06-2009 10:32 PM
TN: some organic/bioD wines, plus '07 Kab and '05 Bojo DaleW Wine 0 13-09-2008 06:49 PM
TN: 1999 Leoville Poyferre DaleW Wine 0 08-10-2006 11:10 PM
Hafner Kosher Wines - Organic? [email protected] Wine 3 23-10-2005 01:02 PM
organic wines coyote Wine 9 29-10-2003 12:06 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2022 FoodBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Food and drink"

 

Copyright © 2017